I am planning a trip for July 2007. We are a family of three from Scotland and are pulling towards the state of California,Nevada,Arizona for the attractions and changing scenery compared to new england and surrounding states on the east coast! (Hope its the correct choice)
We have been quoted $650 for renting a car for 3 weeks(Pontiac g3). We hope to start our journey at Los Angeles going to - Las vegas - Grand Canyon - Yosemite - San Francisco and back to LA along the pacific coast line.
I am not too sure on what budget i should be looking at for staying at low cost Motel chains for three people. I have been looking on other websites and some past travellers have said a budget of $50 (3) a night could be done, which seems a bit low to me. Can anyone give me a safe amount to put aside for the trip.
One other quick question if you all dont mind. Its quite a journey i think it may be around the 2000 mile mark for 3 weeks and i know petrol (gas) prices in america are known to be cheap. How much should this jounrey cost gas wise?
Sorry about any ignorance regarding this subject but we have never been to the usa so any advice would be a big help.